Reduce Costs and Enhance Security with Robotic Cloud Automation (RCA)

RCA is a suite of server-less cloud automation solutions that use AWS managed services, native tagging capabilities, and Lambda scripts to:

1. Enable Faster Provisioning

One-click provisioning of compliant cloud environments including networking, identity and access management, monitoring and logging, and security controls. Reduce application team onboarding from weeks to minutes. 

2. Get Compliant Without the Headache

Event-driven scripts automatically identify and remediate cloud environments and resources that are over-provisioned or not in compliance with usage guidelines. A robust Global Tagging ontology enables auto-deprecation of unused resources and auto-stops non-compliant resources and activities.

3. Reduce Application Migration Timelines

Automated deployment pipelines and infrastructure-as-code cookbooks enable self-service provisioning so development teams can go faster. 

Read the Case Study: How RCA Saved USCIS $4M+ in Annual Cloud Costs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was one of the first federal agencies to adopt cloud computing back in 2014. 

As a fee-funded agency, USCIS was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. With USCIS offices closed, fee collection dropped precipitously, and cost savings became the agency’s number one priority to avoid furloughs and keep the agency operational. USCIS leaders understood that addressing USCIS’s lack of cloud governance and standards was a likely area for achieving cost savings.

Working with STS and AWS, USCIS leaders developed a cost-management strategy, as well as a 90-day Operation Cloud Control (OCC) project to realize immediate savings and establish processes to lock in those savings moving forward. RCA was the pinnacle of OCC. Moving to reserved instances alone saved more than $2.5 million during 2020-2021. In total, RCA and OCC projects saved more than $4 million during the same time frame.

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See how you can save millions with RCA

Want to talk about how RCA can reduce costs and enhance security for your agency?

Submit your info in the form and one of our team members will be in touch. Hurry... for a limited time only, STS is offering special, end-of-fiscal-year pricing on RCA proof of concept pilot programs! These can be executed quickly and deliver a report detailing where and how you can recover wasted cloud costs. 

How RCA Works

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Additional Resources

Guide to Achieving Cloud Security for Federal Agencies

No one wants to testify before Congress on why their FITARA scorecard grade went down. How can you ensure your federal agency is prepared with solid cloud security? 

This guide covers the following:

  • Why FedRAMP isn't the total answer to better cloud security
  • What best practice will improve your cloud security 
  • The importance of acing your FITARA scorecard

Government's Guide to Achieving Cloud Scale

Cloud scale means not treating the cloud as a remote data center. It’s moving from just "lifting and shifting" applications toward intentionally designing and engineering the applications and underlying infrastructure to embrace elasticity and scalability

This guide covers the following:

  • Design principles necessary for achieving cloud scale
  • What to look for in a technology partner
  • Components for success, including Analytics, Security, Storage

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We've successfully migrated 70+ business and mission applications to the cloud...

including application rationalization, lift-and-shift, and refactoring legacy applications for cloud-native/in low-code. Check out our resources to see how we do it and how your institution can take the next step.